So i came across this article funnily enough when digging for newspaper to put into my fresh batch of kitty litter. I managed to find half the article online which you can read following this link Staffies in attack spotlight | News, events and sport for Logan | The Courier-Mail
This was the front cover of the Albert and Logan Newspaper 24/02/12
This was the first half of the story i typed it word for word
Onus on owners to get it right
Marsden staffordshire breeder charmaine evans said purebred staffies were loving, good-tempered family dogs, but bad owners gave the breed a negative reputation. She said any dog breed could be dangerous if it was traumatized, or not raised right as a puppy. "My husband has been breeding staffies for over 20 years and they are great family dogs," she said. "The problem is how they are raised and cross breeding. If people don't socialise them, that's when you're going to get issues." Mrs Evans said she had never heard of a purebred staffy attacking a person or animal. "Any breed if mistreated can retaliate," she said. "Our dogs have young kids try to ride them, play with them, and they have never been violent because we raised them right."
My thoughts, overall i thought it was a good article. I thought it outlined the points that we all think are important - That it is the bad owners that give these dogs a bad name. I also like the fact that they got an actual breeder to comment on the story, too often do they bring in these so called "professionals" who like to point out that stupid "lock jaw" which usually sends people running. Can't say i was a big fan of the cover page, if people didn't bother reading they would most likely have a misconception just on that header alone...